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Coronation tram

Coronation tram

The upcoming coronation dominates Amsterdam right now, and everything has gotten into the spirit, including the transportation system.

I've been too exhausted to comment much or even process any pictures since we arrived after getting one hour of sleep (literally) before our 6:15 flight on Friday morning and walking from morning till night on Saturday. Today we got to places by canal boat, so at least I can walk ;-). This was the easiest picture I had to process since it was a one-shot deal and I didn't have to go through numerous versions of the same thing to decide which one I liked best.

Hope to catch up soon!

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/7.1 at 35.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
trance_mama02-Jun-2014 16:32
perfect one shot indeed! V
Bernard Bosmans11-Jul-2013 02:46
Travelling in style Helen, most impressive tram. V.
Denise J T Lee12-Jun-2013 15:26
Lucky you, to be there at the perfect timing to see it and the only shot you took came out so beautiful !
Ria de Nijs28-Apr-2013 10:24
Impressive shot, Helen. Compliments!!
John Barreiro26-Apr-2013 19:07
Carefully framed and wonderfully presented. V
Peterfree25-Apr-2013 08:16
Excellent image. I like the colorcontrast with the buildings in the background. V
Jola Dziubinska24-Apr-2013 18:31
Very pretty and cheerful, nice find. V.
longbachnguyen24-Apr-2013 07:15
pkocinski23-Apr-2013 11:09
That's beautiful.
Zoltán Balogh23-Apr-2013 07:21
How nice! V
Jean Chiasson23-Apr-2013 00:22
Beautiful image Helen vote
janescottcumming22-Apr-2013 22:45
Can't believe that's a tram. Great photo of this special sight! V
Chris Spracklen22-Apr-2013 21:41
Brilliantly done, Helen. *V*
Very impressive public transport!!
Carl H. Johnson22-Apr-2013 19:57
I love it!!!~V~
Tom LeRoy22-Apr-2013 17:54
Wow, superb color and detail, Helen! V
Aivar Mikko22-Apr-2013 17:51
Simon Chandler22-Apr-2013 17:26
Beautiful composition. So appealing. v
The Heritage man22-Apr-2013 14:31
Very nice framing and setting. It's like they knew you were coming!
Walter O. Koenig22-Apr-2013 13:42
That's a decked out trolley. Great details and colors and nice with that background. "V"
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)22-Apr-2013 13:31
Excellent work, Helen. Sometimes one can get a great shot without trying to much. Well done. V.
rousselziak22-Apr-2013 07:28
Excellent capture, great find ! -V-
Milan Vogrin22-Apr-2013 06:49
Look very nice!
Chris Morton22-Apr-2013 06:32
very neatly framed image of this elaboration....must look out for who is being coronated....and then look forward to more of your report
Martin Lamoon22-Apr-2013 05:53
Superb find! I think we should all travel in this...
fotabug22-Apr-2013 05:45
Wow, elaborate and beautiful! What a treat to get to see it.
Gérard Koehl22-Apr-2013 04:36
Ce tram est original. V
woody3422-Apr-2013 03:19
Wonderful find and presentation Helen...remarkable decoration for the occasion...looking forward to your other photos when you have time...V
Sam Rua22-Apr-2013 01:14
Nice find and a great comp, Helen.
larose forest photos21-Apr-2013 23:51
This is such a fanciful, elegant tram! Wonderful image. V
William Barletta21-Apr-2013 23:27
A very happy looking tram.
Range View 21-Apr-2013 22:52
Super shot of this fantastic looking tram Helen, V.
Pieter Bos21-Apr-2013 21:12
Beautiful image, Helen! I´m sure this will be a great gallery! ~V
Karen Stuebing21-Apr-2013 21:06
Love the gold and splendor of the decorations. Very royal looking. V.
John Hamers21-Apr-2013 21:03
Great cature Helen, looking forward to see more your vison of A'dam !!V
globalgadabout21-Apr-2013 20:44
surreal...should make this week's trip to work more fun for commuters...
Jim Coffman21-Apr-2013 20:28
Just excellent,Helen!
Mairéad21-Apr-2013 20:27
That looks really ornate. A cool treatment for what I presume is a modern train. V
Hope you catch up on your sleep.
John Reynolds21-Apr-2013 20:01
Impressive, looks very royal!
Gary Hudes21-Apr-2013 19:59
They really gave it the royal treatment! I like the setting with the square tiles in front and the rows of windows behind. It provides nice contrast. V
Peter Sussex21-Apr-2013 19:57
A real gem!!! V
Colin Storey21-Apr-2013 19:50
Fantastic image, looking forward to more from this trip. v
Ton T.21-Apr-2013 19:37
Lovely image Helen; waiting for more! V
joseantonio21-Apr-2013 19:30
Really a beauty with this wonderful decorations.V